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Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family with every step of the way. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below.

Managing Your Education Loan Repayment

Managing Your Education Loan Repayment

Are you repaying education loans? Watch this webinar to learn about different available repayment options, what to consider when refinancing or consolidating, facts about your credit, and tips to stay on track as you repay. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Managing Student Loan Repayment for Graduating Seniors

Managing Student Loan Repayment for Graduating Seniors

It's important to stay on track with repayment of your student loans. This webinar provides guidance for creating a budget, information on maintaining good credit, a smart plan for student loan repayment, and helpful websites. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Financial Literacy 101: College Affordability

Financial Literacy 101: College Affordability

Financial Literacy is a broad term. For families with middle school students, financial literacy related to college planning is really about college affordability. Learn how to begin the conversation of college affordability as early as middle school. As a parent, you can ask yourself, "what can we as a family afford in order to make the college dream a reality?"
How Can I Improve my Credit Score?

How Can I Improve my Credit Score?

Hear about the process to improve your overall credit score. If you have a low credit score, make sure to reach out to your credit agency and discuss your options for improving your score. They'll have suggestions for you. You can learn more about your credit score here.
How Your Credit Report Affects College Loan Options

How Your Credit Report Affects College Loan Options

Every parent should understand what his or her credit report looks like, particularly those with children in middle school. Hear how parents with middle school children have time to make any corrections to their credit history and improve their credit score, which will help when it comes time to apply for college loans. Learn more about your credit here.
Refinancing Your Student Loan

Refinancing Your Student Loan

Did you know you can refinance your education (both undergraduate and graduate) loans? MEFA CFO Jim Leighton explains how refinancing your loans can help you reduce your monthly payments and stay on track as you repay. You can find all the details about MEFA's Education Refinancing Loan here. And to apply, visit our online application here.
Family Webinar Series: Comparing College Loan Options

Family Webinar Series: Comparing College Loan Options

Know your rate, know your cost, and know your loan! This webinar will help you differentiate between loan options and better understand the true cost of borrowing for college. Download the webinar slides to follow along. And for information about MEFA's college loans, visit our MEFA Loans page.
Life After College: Student Loan Repayment Options

Life After College: Student Loan Repayment Options

MEFA Chief Financial Officer Jim Leighton explains the various repayment options for MEFA loans, how MEFA prepares borrowers for repayment, and how families can best prepare their budget for college expenses. Learn where to find a student loan to pay for college, how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan. For information about MEFA's college loans, visit our Loans Page.
How to Be a Wise Borrower

How to Be a Wise Borrower

Learn what you need to know to be a smart and informed borrower of college loans. Learn where to find a student loan to pay for college, how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan. For information about MEFA's college loans, visit our Loans Page.
Demand for Financial Literacy Key to MEFA's Planning Resources

Demand for Financial Literacy Key to MEFA's Planning Resources

Financial literacy is a key skill for students and parents trying to find ways to pay for college. Knowing when and how much to borrow, how much to save, and other details of personal finance are critical skills for both students and parents. MEFA Executive Director Thomas Graf explains how MEFA is responding to the demand for financial literacy with resources and information to help students learn to be smart about money.
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